Update: Suspect in Shreveport Mardi Gras Shooting Arrested
UPDATE - 3 PM 2/23/23
Suspect Antoine Ball has turned himself into Shreveport Police. According to a statement from SPD - "On the 23rd of February at 2:00 pm, Antoine Ball surrendered himself to SPD for the warrant in reference to the Clyde Fant parade shooting."
Sadly, over the weekend, two separate and unfortunate shootings took place along Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport, LA during the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras parade and police are still on the hunt for one of the suspected shooters.
The shooting that the majority of Shreveport-Bossier is talking about involves the death of 17-year-old Kip Lewis, a junior at Elysian Fields High School, who was laid to rest this morning. The 16-year-old shooting suspect in the Lewis case surrendered to authorities yesterday and is facing a charge of negligent homicide.
The second shooting that occurred along Clyde Fant Parkway during the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras parade Saturday, February 18, 2023, happened on Odom Street. Shreveport Police responded at 6:15 pm, finding a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. The victim was transferred to a local hospital and is expected to recover. Further investigation uncovered that the victim had been involved in an altercation with Antoine Ball (12-3-2000) who is accused of producing a handgun and firing a single shot that struck the victim.
Police have obtained warrants for the arrest of Ball on one count of reckless discharge of a firearm at a parade and one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a domestic. The Shreveport Police Department is also asking for the public's help in locating Ball:
If you have information on the whereabouts of this dangerous suspect, please contact Shreveport Police at 318-673-7300 #3. If you would like to supply information and stay anonymous contact Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name. Tips can be submitted through their app, P3Tips, or by calling 318-673-7373.
We are required to remind readers that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.